The Ivernia Board of Directors share a wealth of experience in some of Ireland’s largest insurance companies. The board consists of Seamus Lynch, Aidan Cassells and Padraig Lynch who work together to make corporate decisions and continuously improve and direct the Ivernia Leadership Team.
Aidan is an experienced insurance professional and Director. He is former CEO of Quinn Insurance (under Administration) and was the first CEO of the Irish Insurance Federation, now known as Insurance Ireland. He has experience in a number of senior roles including Managing Director of AXA Financial, Risk Advisor for the Central Bank of Ireland and Executive Director for AXA Ireland.
In 2007, Aidan was President of the Insurance Institute of Ireland and chaired the Single Market Committee of the Committee European des Assurances.
Aidan is currently a Non-Executive Director of AvantCard DAC.
Seamus is Chairman and principal shareholder of Chill Insurance, Ireland’s fastest growing personal lines Insurance provider. Seamus is also a director of Digicel Group Ltd, a total telecommunications company operating across 31 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific region.
In 1990 he joined Eircom in its New Enterprise Department identifying new business opportunities for the company. Seamus joined Esat Telecom in early 1994 as part of its GSM licence bid team and he managed, for two years, the successful application for Ireland’s second GSM licence. He helped to set up Esat Digifone where he assumed the position of National Sales Manager.
On the sale of Esat Telecom Group plc to British Telecom Group plc, Seamus joined Digicel as Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Jamaica. In January 2002, Seamus was named Digicel Group Chief Executive Officer.
Padraig has over 25 years experience in the insurance business. He began his career in the underwriting and claims area with Allianz and then went on to focus on the insurance broking sector, specialising in general insurance.
In 2007, he set up insureme.ie which was later rebranded as Chill Insurance in 2008. Chill Insurance is now Ireland’s largest online insurance broker.
Mark is non-executive director of a number of insurance-related businesses, including Be Wiser, Evolution Claims Management, RS Connect and Ivernia Insurance. Previously, between 2015-2019, he was chairman (exec and non-exec) at Brightside Group.
Mark was chief executive of retail and distribution at Ageas Insurance Ltd where he was responsible for all Ageas UK’s broker distribution and affinity relationships, as well as Ageas’s Kwik Fit Financial Services, Ageas Insurance Solutions, RIAS and Castle Cover.
He has also worked at AXA Insurance, where he held the position of markets and managing director.
Mark is also a member of BIBA’s Large Broker Advisory Board.